Cigar Aficionado

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Presidente
Corona Gorda
88
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Covered in a richly hued wrapper, this cigar burns well, forming a very white ash. The first puffs are mild, but intensify in flavor to show nutty and cocoa notes.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 50
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Insider – May 19, 2009
Price $10.85
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 07, 2014 | Score: 90

Sweet and nutty with a lush draw that leaves impressions of toast, peanuts and honey on the palate along with a fresh tobacco finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 90

Sweet and nutty with a lush draw that leaves impressions of toast, peanuts and honey on the palate along with a fresh tobacco finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 87

This cigar performs well, and is well constructed with an even burn, but notes of wood become gummy and slightly harsh, leading to an herbal finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 90

The tip of this mottled looking cigar is sugary sweet before lighting, but the smoke is warm, nutty and mellow wit some earthiness on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 24, 2010 | Score: 89

Covered in an oily, slightly veiny wrapper. The cigar smokes evenly, showing coffee and woody flavors that transition into sweet nougat and caramel notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2007 | Score: 88

This cigar has a veiny wrapper. It has a nice draw. The smoke is sweet, with ginger notes, lots of wood and caramel, and a touch of dry wood. Medium bodied and sweet.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 24, 2006 | Score: 88

This cigar shows toast and wood flavors that are mellow, yet rich. The earthy finish smacks of spice and leather. A well-balanced cigar that improves as it burns.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2001 | Score: 90

An oily, good looking cigar that draws and burns very well. After it warms up, the cigar takes on a sweet, toasty flavor with heavy, rich notes of leather and coffee. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 86

This oily cigar draws and burns well. The smoke is floral, dry and slightly sour.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2000 | Score: 85

A good-looking cigar, but it lacks depth. A woody, dry smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 88

This big, dark cigar has a rich wrapper. It's a woody, medium bodied cigar with a pleasant finish.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale